Introduction1. The Entry of Sufism into Global IR: A Move Beyond the State-of-the-Art, Deepshikha ShahiPart I: Sufism and Global IR 2. Al-Ghazālī, Ibn al-Arabī and Global IR: A Sufi Re-reading of Knowledge-Power Nexus, Ali Balci3. Rūmī and Global IR: A Sufi Review of Epistemology, Ontology and Methodology, Deepshikha ShahiPart II: Debating Sufi ‘Oneness of Reality’: Insights from the Non-Western Worlds4. The Potentials of the Sufi Idea of ‘Oneness of Reality’ in Global IR, Fait Muedini5. Sufism and the Preservation of Syrian Spiritual Identity, Omar Imady6. The Limits of the Sufi Idea of ‘Oneness of Reality’ in Global IR, Giuseppe Cecere7. The Sufi Rhetoric in Contemporary Turkey: Find Peace in My Hegemony! Ayse Cavdar8. ‘Textual-Contextual Tension’ in the Sufi Study of Global IR: Learning from Sudan, Meir HatinaPart III: Analysing Manifestations of Sufism: Encounters with the Western Worlds 9. The American Discourse on Sufism: On the Resilience of Mystical Islam, Elena Furlanetto and Deepshikha Shahi10. The European Discourse on Sufism: On the Appeal of Moderate Islam, James FergusonPart IV: Revisiting Sufism as a Global IR Theory11. The Sufi Gobal IR Theory: Promises and Perplexities, Deepshikha ShahiIndex
Sufism: A Theoretical Intervention in Global International Relations is a valuable and timely contribution to the increasing interest in non-Western traditions of thought. It will be of interest to IR theorists as well as scholars in other disciplines who are interested in non-Western traditions of thought and is sure to motivate further research in IR that is inspired by Sufism.
A theoretically ambitious and often captivating opening shot exploring Islamic mysticism and politics in the international realm, featuring a wide variety of academic scholars, spatial settings, disciplinary approaches and topical interpretations.